Ukrainian Jewish, Muslim Leaders Meet

April 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

Jewish and Muslim leaders in Ukraine agreed to hold an interfaith conference later this year.

The leaders met Thursday to discuss having more interfaith contact and joint efforts to counteract religious extremism and hate crimes in Ukraine.

Ukrainian lawmaker Alexander Feldman, leader of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, and Sheik Akhmed Tamim, the country’s mufti and head of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims in Ukraine, met in Kiev.